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Jan Kees Helms : 5

Elementen is het gezamenlijke thema voor de Mode?Show 2009. Tijdens deze Mode?Show vloeien mode en verschillende kunstuitingen in elkaar over. Voor deze editie heeft Jan Kees Helms zich laten leiden door de elementaire bedekking van de huid (middels water, zand en as) en de elementen van de tibetaanse vlag. Met vijf korte geluidscollages, films en performances neemt hij je mee op de universele reis waarin hemel, wind, vuur, water en aarde de ingrediŽnten zijn.

De geluidscollages op de cd-3 bestaan uit fieldrecordings en geimproviseerde composities gemusiceerd met natuurlijk materiaal zoals stenen en tentdoek.

Lengte: 10.59 minuten
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Recensie Vital Weekly
JAN KEES HELMS - 5 (3"CDR by Lor Teeps)
Another short album by Jan Kees Helms, who is pretty active since his come-back earlier this year. Here he presents five pieces created for a fashion show. Fashion with a ? meaning perhaps its not fashion. Inspired by skin covering by water, sand and ash, and the five colors of the Tibetan flag, he created five short pieces. We hear bird calls, water, marbles, fire and other acoustic sounds of which I can't trace the origin easily being processed into five short delicate pieces of music that is somewhere in between ambient and industrial music. Helms uses computerized effects, but its too raw and roughly shaped to be thoroughly microsound, and that's perhaps a fine thing: it sets him apart from the other lot. Things could have been a bit longer and maybe a bit worked out, but again its a small step forward. (FdW)